Irish Mixed Foursomes

Irish Mixed Foursomes


The Irish Mixed Foursomes is a national mixed foursomes competition.  The competition is a knockout matchplay tournament from the outset, with New Ross facing regional opponents in the first number of rounds.  The Leinster semi finals and final are played at a neutral venue in August each year, with the winners going forward to the national semi finals.

New Ross won the All Ireland Mixed Foursomes in 1981.

The basics:

  • Team consists of 5 men and 5 women
  • Played by Foursomes match play
  • Age – not less than 18 on 1st of Jan on year of tournament
  • Handicap
    • Combined handicap of each pair must NOT be LOWER than 19 based on lowest playing handicap held during preceding calendar year
    • Each player must have played a minimum of 4 qualifying competitions in the previous calendar year
    • The handicap for matches is the lowest playing handicap in the previous calendar year*
    • If combined playing handicap of any pair exceeds 27, the pair must play off 27*
    • Match Play Handicap Allowance – half of the full difference between the combined handicap of either side.
    • The men’s card will operate for stroke allowance. If card prescribes a match play allowance formula, this formula must be used. If not, use stroke index.
  • All matches must be played to a conclusion (unless an overall result has been reached).
  • Unfinished matches are halved.
  • Teams may play in any combined handicap order

*changed since 2014

Team Managers 2018



New Ross have been drawn against Callan in the first round, with the match to be decided on or before Sunday April 8th 2018.  View the full draw below:

Irish Mixed Foursomes Leinster Draw 2018



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